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Before indulging in a thought experiment as this to determine where we, as humans, as Americans, went wrong, one should first present compelling evidence that we have indeed gone culturally awry.

The first point I think is worth making is pointing to the 2020 Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, their reports known better as the “Doomsday Clock”. First instituted in 1945, this periodical details the progress of the human race…